Howard E. St. John, age 62, of 22 S. 3rd Street, Gladstone, passed away Wednesday June 15, 2011 at Marquette General Hospital following complications from an automobile accident.
Howard was born March 15, 1949 in Escanaba to Joseph and Gwendolyn (Weaver) St. John. He was raised in Powers where he graduated in 1967 from Powers High School. Following graduation, Howard attended Northern Michigan University prior to serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Howard was united in marriage to the former Sandra Young on August 14, 1971 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Howard worked for the Mead Paper Company for 36 years from 1971 until his retirement in 2007.
Howard enjoyed the Ham radio club (DCARS), loved building/flying his remote controlled airplanes with the club both here and in Lake Havasu City where he vacationed with Sandy and all their Havasu friends. He also enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Gladstone Golf Club. He was a wonderful husband, father and a devoted papa to his grandchildren and Bella. His nieces and nephews loved him, to them he was